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  • ross1948 19:48 on June 2, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , alphabet, Bolsheviks, Cyrillic, , , , theta,   

    British Thought Likely Doomed? Soviet Echoes in UK! 


    A somewhat sad article in the UK’s Telegraph, recounting how the ‘th‘ sound is likely to vanish from the English language in a generation or so.

    The “th” sound – also called the voiced dental nonsibliant fricative – is likely to change to be replaced an “f”, “d”, or “v” meaning “mother” will be pronounced “muvver” and “thick” will be voiced as “fick.” 

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2016/09/28/th-sound-to-vanish-from-english-language-by-2066-because-of-mult/

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    If I remember correctly, the abolition of  ‘th’ letter was one ‘reform’ quickly imposed on Russia when the Bolsheviks seized power in their 1917 coup.  Anything – like a softly aspirated consonant directly descended from the Greek ‘theta’  – that preserved refinement in the Cyrillic alphabet was clearly anathema to the Communist nation-killers.

    The impending change in the British Isles is not however driven by latter-day Red terror.

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    It is is said to be yet another blight inflicted by multicult migration, importing aliens who find it beyond their abilities to assimilate to the linguistic standards of their host nation, just as many of them cannot adapt to civilised norms.

    Wot will da BBC make of dis?

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    To be fair, I can remember how even in the 1960s there were BBC news readers inexplicably mispronouncing ‘India’ as ‘Indiar!

    And failing repeatedly to aspirate that W in ‘what.’

    Now I’ll sit back and let the experts assail my analysis.

     
    • Jackie Darcy 21:47 on June 3, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      I went on a course to teach English before I came to South East Asia, Thailand and Indonesia and I had a lot of fights with the ‘pronunciation police’ in the institution where I studied, a language school in Hertfordshire.
      They insisted that ‘when’ should be pronounced ‘wen’ and I said no, and they produced big books to prove they were right and I was wrong.

      I looked into it and if you go back to books written on the subject before 1950, they mostly agree with me.

      So this wot-wen-wy change happened around the immediate post-war period.
      I have no idea why but I think it should be investigated.
      Incidentally, I grew up in Scotland where everybody pronounces ‘wh’ correctly. I read your blog enough to know you spent a lot of time there.
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  • ross1948 00:08 on February 11, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Bolsheviks, , , Наталья Поклонская, , gallows, , insulting believers, , Matilda, Natalya Poklonskaya, Russian Duma, Saint Nicholas, Tsar Nicholas II   

    God Save the Tsar – But To Hell With Censorship! 


    This cutie is raising hell in Russia.

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    Her name’s Natalya Poklonskaya and she’s a member of the Duma, (parliament) there.
    Interestingly, she’s banned from Canada and various other Western countries, under the sanctions currently in effect.

    But her latest claim to fame is her display of loyalty to St. Nicholas.

    Not Santa Claus, but one of the most famous victims of communist murder, Tsar Nicholas II…

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    ….who, since Russia escaped the clammy clutches of Marxism, has not only been a symbol of a more glorious past, but also, thanks to the Orthodox Church, was made a saint, in recognition of his martyrdom at the hands of Lenin’s satanic minions in Ekaterinburg.

    Nifty Natalya is to be praised for her monarchist fidelity, but I’m not so sure about her ways of expressing it.

     She’s waging a political war against  “a controversial film centered on a love affair between the future Tsar Nicholas II and a young ballerina.” Russian Filmmakers Protest Attempts To ‘Censor’ Film About Young Tsar

    The film is called ‘Matilda’ and its directed by some geezer named Aleksei Uchitel.

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    We who live in Indonesia have seen more than enough of film  – and TV – censorship. I’m not talking about the mind-blowing silliness of putting opaque clouds over cleavage etc. on TV. 

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    Dimana Bokong2nya? – Where Are Our Buttocks? 

    More important by far is shameful sectarian intimidation – as when SCTV backed off showing a pro-tolerance film, because a bunch of IslamoNazi thugs showed up at their offices, threatening mayhem. https://rossrightangle.wordpress.com/2011/08/29/as-anger-mounts-over-sctvs-cowardice-islamonazis-widen-the-net-well-attack-at-all-costs/


    Much of the weirdest censorship here in Indonesia is caused by religion…

    ‘Noah’ Banned – Who’s Next? State Censors or Sectarian Enforcers? 

    …or rather not religion but religious intolerance. We weren’t permitted to watch ‘Noah,’ the state censors failing to provide any rational explanation for the ban.

    Unfortunately, the backward ‘Blasphemy Law’ here facilitates this sort of sorry censorship.

    Hence my dismay when I learned that Russia too has benighted laws of that sort.

    Nifty Nat ‘wants Moscow prosecutors to declare that Uchitel’s film violates provisions in Russia’s Criminal Code against insulting “the religious feelings of believers.”

    Russian law can be superior to that of many Western countries, to be fair. They have, for example, legislation not unlike that good old UK Clause 28 ( now excised from the British statute book, alas) which is aimed at protecting Russian school-children from gaystapo indoctrination.

    Good for Russia!

    But why on EARTH should ‘religious feelings’ be protected by law from insult?

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    Were that the case in France, for instance, then the jihadist scum who carried out the massacre at Charlie Hebdo, not that long ago…

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    …could have stayed home, happily raping captive girls – or boys – and just left it to French prosecutors to silence free speech.

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    Poklonskaya also charges that Uchitel wrongly portrays Russia as a country full of “drunkards, gallows, and fornicators.

    I’ve been to Russia. The people are mostly just like us. And just like us, there are drunkards and fornicators among them.

    Big deal!

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    ‘Twould be a duller world without them!

    As for gallows, that’s something else where Russia has the edge on the West.

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    Sensibly, traitors – like the pig-ignoramuses who went off from the UK, France, Belgium, Germany etc., to join the ISIS rape-gang and declared allegiance to that caliphate, would stand a good chance of being put to death if Russia caught up with them.

    Pity Western countries don’t do the same! 

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